April 17, 2018
Advances in the diagnosis and treatment of cancer have markedly changed the outlook for those who survive the first four years after cancer diagnosis, according to a new study in The American Journal of Managed Care.® Long-term cancer survivors do as well as or better than the rest of the US population, researchers find.
Access and Adherence in Current Issue of Evidence-Based Diabetes ManagementTM, From The American Journal of Managed Care®
April 13, 2018
The journal’s editor-in-chief addresses the current controversy over guidelines for maintaining glycemic control; researchers examine the effects of travel time on care and pharmacy-driven adherence initiatives.
Tales From the Call Center: The American Journal of Accountable Care® Studies a Payer's Community Lifeline
April 02, 2018
“Care coordination” is a healthcare buzzword, and nurses provide much of the clinical support. Until now, few studies have examined the laypersons who set up rides, connect patients with government benefits, and just listen.
Can Health Insurance Features Prevent Overuse in Healthcare? It's Complicated, Authors Say in AJMC® Study
March 26, 2018
Health insurance benefit designs have long tried to prevent overuse of health services, with tools like prior authorization and high deductibles. But a new study in The American Journal of Managed Care® that looked at how benefit design affected overuse finds there’s no simple answer to the problem.
March 23, 2018
Both Managed Care Cast, from The American Journal of Managed Care®, and Not So Different, the podcast series from The Center for Biosimilars®, offer in-depth discussions of current healthcare issues.
Should Physician Payments Be Tied to Value? An AJMC® Commentary Explores an "Appropriateness Modifier"
March 19, 2018
If the same procedure brings high value to some patients and less value to others, should reimbursement reflect the difference? Authors led by Harvard’s Zirui Song, MD, PhD, introduce the idea of a modifier to adjust payments based on indication and appropriateness in The American Journal of Managed Care® (AJMC®).
February 27, 2018
A special issue of Evidence-Based Oncology™ provides full coverage of the conference, which The American Journal of Managed Care® presented November 16-17, 2017, in Philadelphia.
Evidence Based Oncology™ Presents Immune-Oncology Issue Featuring Biomarkers, Combinations, CAR T-cell Coverage
February 26, 2018
Dr. Jeffrey Weber of NYU Langone Health’s Perlmutter Cancer Center and Dr. Hope Rugo of UCSF Helen Diller Comprehensive Cancer Center are among the faculty featured in Evidence-Based Oncology™, a publication of The American Journal of Managed Care®.
Monoclonal Antibodies Cost $100G More Per Year When Used for Cancer, Study in The American Journal of Managed Care® Finds
February 21, 2018
The “magic bullets” that bind to targets in the body have been used to treat severe skin conditions, high cholesterol, and many kinds of cancer. A new study finds that FDA-approved treatments over the last 20 years vary widely in price, and Medicare Part D policies may feed the pattern.
Study in the The American Journal of Managed Care® Takes a Closer Look at What Types of Hospitals Have Data Breaches
February 19, 2018
As major healthcare cyberattacks grab headlines, researchers report the common characteristics of US hospitals that experience these attacks. A more common but less visible problem is poor disposal of paper records and films, this study finds.